Fall equinox 2022 will bring an opportunity to step into the shadows, so we can bring to light areas in your life that need balance.
The fading rays of summer were hardly on their way out when Halloween paraphernalia started to appear in all major chain stores. We’ve officially moved into the spooky season! The real marker of the change of season comes on Fall Equinox 2022, which happens on Friday, September 23 at 1.04am as Libra season 2022 kicks off in style. It’s then followed up by an important date in the Moon Calendar 2022 – the New Moon under the air archetype on September 25.
Fall Equinox 2022 marks the migration into the fall season and is an opportunity to focus on the changes you seek to make. As days become shorter, we enter the season of darkness and, according to the Farmers’ Almanac winter 2022 predictions – it’s likely to be on the chilly side too.
What is Fall Equinox
Fall Equinox is an annual occurrence. This liminal event is the astrological start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and of the spring season in the Southern Hemisphere and where the night and day are equal in length.
The balanced threshold state of both the light and dark invites us to reflect upon these aspects within our own lives and to prepare to descend into the realms of our shadow in order to transcend old wounds.
Think back to Fall Equinox 2021 and the changes that unfolded. Did you fight darkness? Or did you allow yourself to go through the mire of it – to get onto your next chapter?
WHAT IS THE SHADOW?
The shadow, a term coined by Swiss Psychoanalyst Carl Jung is the wounded or rejected part of ourselves. The shadow can include repressed emotions and undesirable behaviors that we aren’t too proud about. It’s like our evil twin that we try to keep locked up in the basement.
Although this sounds like part of a plot from the latest metaphysical Netflix thriller series, it’s part of a psychological day-to-day reality that we experience as human beings. The key is to get friendly with your shadow and to walk alongside it in order to balance and integrate it.